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Are There Genetic Factors That Slow The Progression Of Hiv

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side effects

since i started my treatment my stomach grows bigger,am now six years undertreatment.Is there any remedy
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...factors contribute to risk for fat problems including age, time with HIV, how low the CD4 count went before treatment, and family genetics. There is no prescription drug than can be generally endorsed to help the problem of increased... Read more »

HLA-B5701 and low viral load?

I am 4.5 months since infection. My viral load is 4,000 copies/ml and CD4 > 500. My doc said I am... Read more »

T-cell Plateau nonresistant undetectable

Hello,I have been HIV positive for 17 years. When I started therapy about 12 years ago my tcells... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

...Transcriptase Inhibitors These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by blocking the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This step has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets combined... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells,... Read more »
University of California-Los Angeles

Practice of Mindfulness Meditation Slows the Progression of HIV, Study Shows

...at UCLA are now examining the underlying pathways through which mindfulness meditation reduces stress, using brain imaging, genetics and immune system measurements. "Given the stress-reduction benefits of mindfulness meditation training, these... Read more »
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information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Exploring: NIAID, NIH, U.S. DHHS March 2005 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview INTRODUCTION AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was first reported in the United States Read more »

question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i know that there are a few vaccines that are currently being tested that look promising towards the prevention of HIV. if this is actually the case...do you think it's safe to say that they'll have a cure within the next 20 years? Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...people who actually fall ill with the "new big plagues" is very low. In the case of AIDS there are about 2000 "new infections" (HIV antibody positive) every year, and 600 deaths [in Germany]. Hepatitis C hasnt led to a significant increase of... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction Read more »